August 2008

Louis Weldon Hawkins, Three Fin-de-siècle Ladies Singing Berlioz, private collection





August 2008

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Giovanni Lanfranco, Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, National Gallery of Dublin, 1620-23
And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full (NRSV, Matthew 14:20).
August 3:  The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost  [Comments]
 (Clicking on the Sunday or feast day will bring up the appropriate liturgical readings.  The Vanderbilt Lectionary sometimes lists two readings from the Hebrew scriptures.  Christ Church Cathedral always uses the first Hebrew reading, with its appropriate psalm. For an explanation of [Comments] and [BNQ] and where they lead click here.)
10:30 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                        
Montreal Boys' Choir Course, John Scott conducting
Prelude: Les Enfants de Dieu from La Nativité du Seigneur (listen), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)  [BNQ]    
Introit: O guam gloriosum (text & listen), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 –1611)[BNQ]  
Mass Setting:  Missa O guam gloriosum (listen), Tomás Luis de Victoria 
Offertory Anthem:  The Communion of saints, Paul Edwards (b. 1956)
Communion Anthem:  Holy is the true light (text), Gerald Near (b. 1942)  
Postlude:  All the angels stood around the throne (Blessings), Daniel Pinkham  (1923-2006)  
4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       Montreal Boys' Choir Course, John Scott conducting
Prelude:  Subtilité des corps glorieux from Les Corps glorieux (listen), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)  [BNQ]    
Introit:  O King all glorious (listen), Healey Willan (1880-1968)  [BNQ]   

Preces and Responses:  Paul Spicer (b. 1952)   
Psalm:  11,112,  Patrick Wedd (b.1948) [BNQ]  and Walter Alcock (1861-1947)
Canticles:  St. John's Service, Herbert Howells (1892-1983)  [BNQ] 
Anthems:  The Twelve, William Walton (1902-1983)  [BNQ] 
                         Prayer of the Venerable Bede, Richard Proulx (b. 1937)
Postlude:  Psalm Prelude, Set 2 No. 3 (listen), Herbert Howells 
  Michiel van der Borch, Joseph Being Sold by his Brothers, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1332
 When some Midianite traders passed by, they drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt (NRSV, Genesis 37:28). 
August 10:  The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost  [Comments]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The JAO Singers
Prelude:  Introitus,  Bengt Hambraeus (1928-2000)   [BNQ] 
Introit:  Kyrie, John Burge (b. 1968)
Mass Setting: Missa brevis du banquet céleste, John Burge; Missa pro organo: in memoriam Olivier Messiaen, Bengt Hambraeus
Credo: Meditatio super canticum Credo, Bengt Hambraeus
Motet:  Meditatio super communione, Bengt Hambraeus
Postlude: Postludium, Bengt Hambraeus
4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The JAO Singers
Prelude: Pari intervallo (1981) (listen), Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)  [BNQ]    
Introit: The Beatitudes (1991), Arvo Pärt
Preces and Responses:  "Clare College" (1997), Bryan Kelly (b. 1934)
Psalm: 19, Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)  [BNQ]
Magnificat: (1989) (text and listen),  Arvo Pärt  
Nunc dimittis: (2001) (text and listen), Arvo Pärt
Anthem: Sieben Magnificat-antiphonen (1991) (listen), Arvo Pärt
                                                                                                                                 Postlude: Trivium (1988), Arvo Pärt